After Subpoenas, MySpace To Release Sex Offender Names


Local police in Ohio soon will know exactly which registered Ohio sexual offenders recently used, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. MySpace, which last week rejected requests from eight state attorneys general for the list of offenders, reversed itself yesterday after being hit with subpoenas from several of the attorneys general. Attorneys geneal from Ohio, North Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi to push MySpace to release the details. The company said it will release the information to all 50 states.

State officials knew MySpace had the names because the company had said that it teamed with an online security firm to check its 180 million user profiles against mandatory state sexual predator registries to weed out the offenders.


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